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dozens of people being treat at a fire at a high-rise apartment building. good morning. thanks for joining news 4 today. i'm eun yang. > i'm joe krebs on this wednesday, september 29th, 2010. nation's capital. things will change weather wise. dry now, wet later. we have a rain reprieve now, but it does appear we're going to get flooding rain by this time tomorrow morning. in fact, that may begin in the form of lighter showers. it's fresh and cool and dry. we'rein the 50s throughout most of the region. 60 in washington and by the bay. all the counties in green unde a flash flood watch from later
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today all the way through thursday and covers most of virginia, maryland and the district of columbia. tropical moisture streaming from the north. temperatures in the 40s. 60s on the eastern shore. leading edge of this tropical moisture into southern virginia now. likely that will be arriving later this afternoon. heavy at times tonight through noon time. dry friday and saturday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well. interstate 66. several stretches now between haymark and manassas east of fair oaks and the capital pelt way. no incidents, just volume. let's head over and see if there's anything to wore about at the american legion bridge, rockville pike doing great. outer loop moving along nicely. travel lanes open both ways. out on the rails.
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metro and vre okay. one minor delay, mark 503. we're continuing to follow breaking news out of the district. crews on the scene of a fire in the 3100 block of 16 street northwest in the columbia heights neighborhood. news 4's tracee wilkins is on the scene with the latest. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning, joe. this was a terrible fire. what we do know is the fire was started possibly in a hallway, considered the common area of the fifth floor. let me show you what it looks like right now. they're not ruling out the possibility ofrson but not ready to call what happened re. people were evacuated. due to that some risked terrible
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injuries. eight people were transported to the hospital. five were taken to the burn center. two to george washington hospital. one child was taken to children's hospital. we're also told there was a jumper here at this fire. that person is in critical ndition at this point. one of the resints did make it out safely. >> when i opened the door, the stairway, which is right outside my do, i saw there was flames underneath the doorway. and so i realized there's a fire going on. so i ran out and tried to go down the first stairwell. that's wherthe fire was. other stairwell, i opened to go down that but the lights were out. completely dark. >> reporter: that woman did make it out safely, as you saw there. but the were plenty of folks who were injured, others who were evaluated. take a look behind me. these are other folks who made
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it out safely. they are held at the metrobus just so they can warm up a bit. it's a bitcool. sit down and relax for a while. they may possibly be transported. this was a terrible fire, joe, to put it lightly. serious injuries here. and an investigation is n under way. live in northwest. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thanks very much. a search for suspects in the deadly shooting outside a funeral on the u street corridor. the shooting happened yesterday
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as mourners were leaving walker memorial baptist church for the funeral of 21-year-old ashley mccray, shot to death last week in washington, another shooting happened near the cars lined up to participate in the funeral procession. a car pulled up and opened fire annan suv with three men inside. it took off down street, side-swiped two cars, hit a verizon tck and flipped. one was killed. the minister who officiated claims coates and e victims had not been inside the church for service. >> two separate incidents. and i want it to be known. >> police later served a warrant and towed away a car. one block away a man was taken into custody. however, his status is not known. this is the third shooting following a feral in the district in just the past year. back in march, nine people were shot, four killed in southeast d.c. after attending a funeral earlier that day. prosecutors say the man behind the drive-by originally planned to attack the actual funeral but later on settled shooting at the stoop where mourners gathered.
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last november, 19-year-old george recallings was shot and killed after attending a funeral if northeast washington. tough immigration issues. immigration rights supporters want arlington county police to stop sharing criminal and immigration history of people in custody. it violates the rights of those here legally and undocumented. board member walter tejada said there are beliefs it will lead to distrust in the community. virginia implemented the program earlier this year. well, the u.s. senate is proping a new bipartisan bill that would hold arlington nationacemetery in fixing errors in burial records. it requires the army the right past errors and reach out to family members of those buried at arlington.
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it will also determine whether the office of veterans affairs should run the cemetery rather than the u.s. army. a congressional hearing last month revealed 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled. >>despite another massive barn fire business will be conducted as usual at the livestock exchange we're told. it beg late monday night in a barn where cattle were kept. 200 cows were inside at the time. crews were able to free most of them but 16 did die. the livestock exchange is a fixture in virginia. investigators a still trying to figure out what happened. this weekend will auction will go on as planned. this morning europe is on high alertfter news of a terror plot against britain, france and germany. the eiffel tower has been evacuated twice in two weeks because of bomb threats. al qaeda is thought to be behind the threat which could involve mumbai-style commando aacks.
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the u.s. is involved. u.s. military is also stepping in. u.s. missile strikes in pakistan recently have been aimed at disrupting the plot. right now former president jimmy carter is still at a cleveland hospital, doctors say it is purely precautionary. president carter began expericing stomach pains when he was flying to cleveland to promote his new book yesterday. today he is expected to be here in washington and hold a book signing at politics and pros. he is also speck expected to appear at the smithsonian tonight at george washington university. a new polln the maryland governors race shows one candidate with a double digit lead now. find out which one. and the sign of the times. where students are ditching textbooks in exchange for ipads. 6:09 is your time right now. 64 degrees. changes in the weather are
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ahead. tom will have your forecast and jerry will check traffic when we come back. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and whin these tough times i' put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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weather and traffic on the ones. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. fresh and cool start this morning under a partly cloudy skies. low and mid-50s. near 60 in washington and by the bay. all under a flood watch,
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district of columbia, delaware. two to five inches of rain. before that, a little sunshine early afternoon. low 70s. rain this afternoon. heavy at times tonight ending thursday afternoon. dry friday and saturday. how is the traffic, jer are i. >> chopper 4 over the scene of the building fire, northwest washington. you can see where 16th street remains closed between irving and column pia road northwe. good work by the folks up in chopper 4. ground view, show you the road closures again. be prered for the detours. we're starting to pick up some volume. a quick check along i-270 southbound in clarksburg. no worries. a little bit of volume. a little snooze. how about that? >> thanks, jerry. >> ladies listen up. the reason why men never apologize. >> i'm sorry.
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>> a new poll shows one candidate has a significant advantage in e governor race. adrian fenty hints at
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. welcome back. breaking news. a fire at an eight-story apartment building in northwest washington. as many as 40 people had to be treated a the scene. eight people were taken to the hospital, two with critical injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. decision 2010. from a dead heat to a sizable lead. a new poll out this morning shows one candidate is pulli away for the race for maryland governor, a dramatic change for from a few weeks ago. elaine reyes joins us with more on this latest poll. >> reporter: good morning to you. martin o'malley based some of his campaign commercials here in mogomery county. also, bob ehrlich, not to be outdone, kicked off his campaign here. he has made several major visits. that's because montgomery county is the largest jurisdiction,
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therefore, very important. with a little more than a month to go, 52% of lkely voters say they will vote for owe mole, while 41% backer lick. the numbers were evenly divided back in may. now, the "washington post" conducted their poll last week. both have the support of party voters. meantime, republican and former governor ehrlich has most of the state's independent voters b not enough of them to make a difference. no montgomery county, he only attracts 27% of the while. ck to you. >> elaine, thank you.
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president obama has a new radio ad this week. >> maryland, you have a choice in the election this fall, whether you keep moving forward with the hard working leadership of martin o'malley or do you slip backwards? in the toughest of times marti o'malley has moved maryland forward. >> the ad began runningn baltimore yesterday and will start airing in the d.c. area next week. the man expected to be the next mayor of d.c. wants to hear from district resents before the november election. throughout the month of october, he will host town hall meetings in each of the city's eight wards. he wants to talk about the issues that matter most to them. it will be held tuesday, october 19th at 6:30 at the columbia heights youth center. as for the current d.c. mayor, he's claiming trying to fix d.c. schools may have cost
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him his job. d.c. mayor said achieving education reform comes at a political cost during the nbc education nation panel discussion in new york city. he also offered a hypothetical what he plans to do after he leaves office. some believe he lost his reelection bid because voters were upset about school reforms. fenty was asked what's next for the two of the >> well, she's got her own personal decision to make. but i can tell you what, both of us have seen enormous progress. able to be made at the local level. and both of us are going to stay involved. wee probably going to be just as much agitators from the outside as we have been from the inside. because this fight is nowhere near over. >> he criticized teachers unions for gettg in the way of progress. the discussion is part of the week long series focusing on the state of our nation's scores.
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schools. a billing big announcement for students in article ton county. local students updating to ipads. virginia department of education will announce the program later this morning. if you don't like this next story i'm willing to say straight up front i am sorry. >> very good, joe. >> i'm just very sorry. i'm always sorry. i'm a sorry guy. researchers in canada put men and women up against each other and determined women apologize more than men do. they studie 186 people, half of them were men, half women. some of the participants kept journals documenting every time they apologized. just like a woman. keep a journal every time you apologize. women overwhelmingly said sorry more often. but here's the key. not because women are nor likely
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to to do something wrong, they're just more inclined to think they did. men have month problem apologizg when they are wrong. >> therein lies the problem. men never think their wrong when 99% of the time they are, right? >> huh? >> although my husband would say that i never apologize. just to put it out there. it probably would suit us well if bothmen and women apologized more. >> i'm sorry. >> thank you. >> no problem. >> if a man speaks in the forest and there's no wman there to hear him, is he still wrong? >> yes. >> see. see. and we're sorry for that. good mornin ase take a look at temperatures, we're not sorry for the fresh and cool start. it's off to a very cool start. many locationsdown in the 40s to near 50 degrees in western
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maryland, parts of the shenandoah valley. blue ridge east, 50s. six in washington by the bay. two to five inches of rain possible across virginia, the district, eastern shore. a streech of moisture from the south spreading rain into southern virginia. heavy rain tonight, into tomorrow morning. and sun retns friday, saturday and sunday. each day cooler weather. cool and dr in next week. chopper 4 over the scene of a building fire. this is 16th street. you can see all the activity there. 16th street remainsed closed between columbia and irving street northwest. as traffic really begins to build into town, things will get very, very difficult. we'll keep you updated.
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vre is rolling out two new ten-car trains today. the rail service is testing whether its new engines can handle a ten-car load. there could be one day be some faster trains to get y from here to new york in just app hour and a half, if you can believe it. amtrak unveiled its vision for a high-speed rail system. the 30 years, $117 billion proposal would drastically reduce travel times on the east coast corridor. from washington, d.c. to new york city, from 162 minutes to just 96 minutes. the rail service admits the proposal isin the vision as ary stage. right now there's no funding in
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place. >> how would you like to sand in the cafe car when it's going a gazillion miles per hour. >> it turns out even with testing bans in effect, more and more americans are still sending texts from behind the wheel. it looked at crash data with texting bans and found in most the number of crashes actually increased. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood called that misleading. he said bans are important in helping to stop distracted driving bits. but states must enrce them and people must obey them. 4 people are being treated from injuries om a high-rise apartment fire in northwest washington. 6:26. 63 degrees. it's dry out there right now. we could see inches of rain in the next few days. your weather and traffic together on the ones are next. stay with us.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected ta loopholes for giant ble cae companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporatns, even a bank that took blions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do.
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we are following breaking news out of northwest washington where crews are battling a fire at an eight-story apartment building on 16th street, columbia heights neighborhood.
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it is wednesday, september 29th 2010. a live look outside. 6:30. look at the beautiful sky. 63 degrees. a cool, refreshing moing and some changes in the way for our weather. >> beautiful picture out there this morning, tom. >> yeah. sun will be up in half an hour. it's getting later and later. and laterthis afternoon, more rain moving in. off to a dry and school start. 60 in washington by the bay. 50s throughout much of the region. in the mountains, only in the 40s. all these counties in green under a flash flood watch for later tonight,nto thursday. includes virginia, d.c. two to five inches possible later on tonight and into tomorrow. rain now beginning to move into southern virginia, carolinas. getting heavy at times after midnight don't into the early
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morning hourstomorrow. by this time tomorw morning we could have serious flooding problems. then the rain will taper off. we'll dry out just in time for the weekend. >> this is 16th street, of course, which does remain closed because the building fire. a little bit of a modification now. 16th closed between park and columbia northwest. we are loading up very quickly. flashing lights. just a minor distraction. we're moving along okay. e have flashing lights on the outbound 14th street bridge. don't directions will be okay for the time being. out on the rails, doing fine. metro and vre, okay. mark, one delay. 503, seven minutes behind
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schedule. jerry, thank you. we are continue to go follow breakingews out of the district. dozens of people a being treated after a fire in northwest washington. this is the . >> reporter: saw one man jump. other people had been burned. before firefighters got here folks were evacuated. they still have ladders here. they still have fire trucks on the scene. the investigation intoexactly what happened inside this apartment building continuing. the fire started on t fifth floor hallway common area. and that -- because of that, because it happened in a stairwell, it made it difficult
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for folks inside e building to actually escape. 40 folks were actually evaluated on the scene. eight people transported to the hospital. five to the burn center. two to george washington hospital. one child was taken to children's hospital. there was a man who jumped from this building trying to escape the flames. we're told he is in critical condition right now after doing that. now, we spoke with fire officials earlier about the reason for some of these injuries were so severe in this fire. >> some of them probably self-evacuated, r through the fire. it's fight or flight for risk. you will do anything to save your life. put yourself in the citizens's shoes. you may think this is the pd. so you're going to do everything yocan to get out. >> now, there are three metrobuses on site. there may be a couple on the
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other end here. residents, folks sitting down in a comfortable position while they wait to see what the next step will be. they're not allowing people back in pause of all the damage, of course. some of the folks may have to be sheltered somewhere else, possibly the red cross. depending on the number of people who will have to find that temporary shelter. tracee wilkins, live in northwst. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thank you. police still looking for suspects in the deadly shooting outside a funeral along the u street corridor. as mourners were leaving walker memorial baptist church for the funeral of 21-year-old ashley mccray, shot to death last week in washington, another shooting happened near the cars lined up to pticipate in the funeral procession. a car pulled up and opened fire in an suv with threeen inside. it took off down u street, side-swiped two cars, hit a verizon truck and flipped.
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21-year-old jamal coates was killed. the minister who officiated claims coates and the victims had not en inside the church for service. >> two separate incidents. and i want it to be known. >> police later served a search warrant. news 4 shot this exclusive video as detectives removed several bags of evidence and towed away a car that fits the description witnesses saw fleeing the scene. one block away a man was taken into custody. however, his connection to the case is not known. well, this is the third shooting following a funeral in the district in just the last year. back i march, nine people were shot, four of them killed in southeast washington after attending a vehicle today. the man behind the drive- planned to attack the actual funeral but settled at shooting at the stoop are mourne gathered 19-year-old gorgeous recallings was shot after coming out of hiding to attend a funeral i
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northeast washington. arlington county board of supervisors pulled out of the secure communities pgram. it allows jurisdictions to share criminal and immigration history of people in custody. arlington national sem toce where lawmakers may have to answer to congress. the proposed bill would require the army to correct pt errors, change the way contracts are done and reach out to those family members. a congressional hearing last month revealed 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled. police say a suspected car thief caused his freedom to disappr by the mere wave of a
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hand. two men suspected of stealing a mini van were caught by police after one of them waved to a cop. dominic gaskins was arsted and charged with grand larceny. the two drove by movie co.theater and waved at a detective in uniform who was working security detail. the detective, who knew the driver to be a gang member, ran the plates for the van and discovered that it was stolen. police caught up with the vehicle a short time later and arrested both men inside. former president jimmy carter is waking up in the hospital, but that isn't stopping his book tour. wbgu see him in town today. where a dog was rescued after bein thrown in the trash and left for dead. it's now 6:37. 64 degrees. a beautiful view of the sky out there. gorgeous. what's the weather going to look like, though?
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. whiltuition in other state is rising out of reach... gornor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reity. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have beeable to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward.
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law and order. veteran movie stars molina and howard will play recurring rolls as d.a.s. it premiers tonight at 10:00 right here on nb 4. new look. our time 6:41. time for traffic and weather on the ones. >> so pretty out there, tom. >> feels grement nice, cool, dry weather in place on this wednesday morning. and the temperatures are down into the 50s in most locations. near 60 washington by the way. later tday we'll have rain moving in by this afternoon. you don't need an umbrella now. you'll probably need it when you come home from work or school this afternoon. likely causing floodg by this time tomorrow morning. should taper off and i it will cool down. how is the traffic, jerry.
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>> northeast washington. ken elworth avenue. looking good through southeast-95 north pound, south, dry pavement. enjoy it while you can. 64 degrees. d.c. council look at rolling back paing meter es after numerous complaints from drivers. a new poll in the hd md governor's race shows one candida with a double digit lead. nse moments in europe after a terro
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europe is on high alert this morning after authorities uncovered an incredible terror threat against britain, fans and germany. britain, france and germany. al qaeda is thought to be behind the threathich could invve mumbai-style commando attacks. the eiffel tower has been evacuated twice in two weeks because of bomb thrts.
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the u.s. is involved. the u.s. has been carrying out missile strikes in pakistan amend at interrupting the ot. right now former president jimmy carter is still at a cleveland hospital, doctors say it is purely precaution year. president carter began experiencing stomach pains when he w flying to cleveland to promote his new book yesterday. today he is expected to be here in whington and hold a book signing at politics and pros. he is also speck expected to appear at the smithsonian tonight george washington university. a political horse race up until now, but a new poll showed it was five weeks until electi day. one may be pulling away.
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elaine reyes joins us with more on this latest poll. >> reporter: good morning to you. martin o'malley based some of his campaign commercials here in montgomery county. that's who we're talking about this morning. but his opponent, bob ehrlich, also kicked off his campaign here. with a little over a month left to go. 52% of likely voters say they will vote for o'malley, while 41% backer lick. numbers were evenly divided between the two back in may. both candidates have the support of their party's voters but democrats have energized lately behind martin o'malley. ehrlich has most of the ste's independent voters, but not enough of them to make a differenc in montgomery county, he only attracts 27%f the while.
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the state's economy, followed by taxes and education, tied number two. back to you. >> eine, thank you. another maryland democrat is get is getting a president from bill clinton at an upcoming fund-raiserment he will be the key note speaker at the october 10th event. mccall ski will face ec wargot in november's elections. cnbc courtney reagan joins us live. good morning, courtney >> reporter: good morning to you, joe. president owe am ma will continue his attack. the president will travel to richmond, virginia and des moines, iowa where he will speak with the economy. the president will first meet with a local family at their home before hosting an event with other families in the area. and the focus in washington
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today will be on taxes. after 47 house democrats broke ranks yesterday on theissue. and nancy pelosi supported keeping the tax cuts capped at 15%. president obama says he wants to let the cuts expire at the end of the year. according to a recent cnbcpoll, 55% said raising taxes on any american will slow the economy and kill jobs. well, portfolios aren the only thing falling. so are marriage rates. they fell to a record low in 2009. 57% in 2000. they think the economy could be partly to blame. younger people may be choosing to delay marriage as they struggle to find work. back to you, joe.
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>> plus, they are getting expensive. >> reporter: that's right. weddings are expensive. aig is hoping to pay back its taxpayer debt sooner rather than later. they say aig will make announcement in the coming days. this accelerated plan would reduce the majority stake the government holds in aig. >> if you feel you're paying too much to pay the meter and the district. they will hold hearings on rolling back the cost of most meters. he wants to eliminate night and weekend charges except in the most crowded parts of the city. the district recently doubled the meter charge to $2 anhour. expensive. >> yes. >> a poodle is recovering after he was thrown out with the trash and left for dead this weekend. >> the dog has a seco chance at life thanks to somebody who
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just happened to pawn me. the poodle mix was left near a dumpster on savannah street southeast. the washington humane society says the little dog is severely under weight, has two ear infections and had to be shaved pause his hair was so badly matted. >> if you can't take of your dog anymore, always surrender your dog to the shelter. we're on 24 hours a day, 365 days. >> he will need at least another two weeks to gain some weight. the humane soety is offering $1,000 reward to find out who dumped thomas out with the trash. >> y can turn him into a shelter. that's awful. >> hope to find the pepper who did it. >> yeah. and i hope thomas finds a good job. >> a cool start.
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you'll be dpreetd by fre and cool air. a live picture of haines point. calm points. river is rather low now. it's going to be running high by this time tomorrow morning. we will have heavy rain moving in. quite a contrast to what we will see in 24 hours. as we look at the sky, live view from sky watcher camera. color clouds on the eastern horizon. sun up in ten minutes. near 60 in washington. near the bay. elsewhere generally in the 50s. mountains, 40s. d all these areas in green under a flash flood watch. this covers a of virginia, district of columbia and all of maryland. eastern shore as well. t to five inches of rainfall. late tonight, tomorrow morning. eastern shore the low six. a leading edge, tropical moisture sweeping up on upper level windows. they're really quite strong.
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spreading this as far north as williamsburg, virginia. we may have some of this rain arriving sooner than it was looking. it may be arriving around noon time or so or perhaps early afternoo for the students at the bus stop, should not have any trouble this morning. sun coming up just past 7:00 this morning and a dry start to the day. but by early aernoon that rain coming in. in fact, earlier n morning farther to our south. and during the late afternoon hours it will pick up a little bit in intensy. moderate rain through the evening and heavy rain. flooding likely by this time toorrow. thunder and lightning, too. heavy rain into perhaps middle of the day thursday. rain tapers off and ends tomorrow afternoon. friday, saturday, sun returns. mid-70s sunday afternoon. could the in the morning on saturday. this afternoon joining doug and
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veronica for a web chat. you can join this between 5:30 and 6:00. >> take a live look. chopper 4 scooted o i-270. spound traffic headed down the spurt. looking did. that's headed towards theern loop. all of a sudden 70 not wide open but extent free. but the lanes are open. 66. just beginning to see sunshine over the horizon. accidents few and far between. out on the rails, doing great. metro and vre on mark two delays. minor. very minor. pen 509 and brunswick 892. eun. >> jerry, thank you. vre is testing two new ten-car trains today. fredericksburg left at 5:13 this
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morning. the second will depart union station at 4:40 p.m. according to the "washington post" the rail system is seeing whether they can handle ten-car trains. this is happening in the 3100 block of 16th street northwest in columbia heights. tracee wilkins is on the scene there and she has the latest. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning. we have new information about the folks injured here. let me show you what the apartme building is oking like. now that we have sunlight take a better look at all the windows broken out of this apartment building. they made seval rescues when this fire started at 4:00 a.m. 40 people evaluated on the scene. one person who made it out is in grave condition there maybe more than one person still in critical
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condition. eight people were traps ported from this building by ambulance. five to the burn center, two to george washington hospital, one child taken to children's hospital. there were several people who were burned. a lot of people evaluated here in the scene and they're okay. there still investigating the cause of this fire. it happened on the fifth floor. it impacted how people were able to geout of the building. they're not ruling out the possibility of arson just because this is an unusual place for a fire to start. it didn't happen insomeone's kitchen. they're going to continue that investigation. tracee wilkins, live in northwest. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thanks very much 6:55. here are this morning's top stoerchlts police still looki for suspects after a deadly shooting on u street in northwest washington. a group of people was leaving a
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funeral when someone started firing shot at vehicles which then crashed. d.c. police chief and the mayor will provide an update tis morning at 8:30. arlington national cemetery may haveo answer to congress. that would hold arlington national cemetery in fixing errors in rial records. it ruires the army the right past errors and reach out to family members of those buried at aington. barack obama will wrap up his four state campaign today. he will hold a backyard discussion with voters in des moines, iowa this morning before going to richmond, virginia. in the "washington post" this morning o'malley got 52% of support from likely voters compared with ehrlich's 41%. the race for maryland governor has until now been a dead heat.
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